You understand that students need to leave school with as good a set of examination results as they can possibly achieve, and a range of positive learning behaviours that will enable them to be effective lifelong learners. You want your students to be emotionally engaged in their learning; to have a wide range of cognitive skills with which to learn; to be able to work and learn effectively with others; and to be ready willing and able to take responsibility for themselves as learners.
But where do you start ?
If you are convinced that independent learners for life are what you want, and are ready to engage, then Phase 1 is for you. Here you will find courses and resources to build a team of Learning Power champions to act as change agents in getting Learning Power under way in your school.
Building Learning Habits: Online start
Who for? Schools new to Learning Power where face to face start-ups are not possible, e.g. schools overseas, or tiny schools.
When? Any day of the year! (no In-service day required)
What for? Introduce senior leaders and staff to the principles, frameworks and first step classroom practices of building powerful learners. Enabling staff to hit the ground running when they begin the subsequent online programme.
Online resource pack:
Senior leaders consider strategic implications of the approach. Staff explore the big frameworks and classroom practice of Building Learning Power.
Learning Habits in a Nutshell for all staff, containing a good year’s worth of content.
Building Learning Habits: Training course start
Who for? Schools new to Learning Power.
When? Two days training: in-service days not required.
What for? Introduce building powerful learners to the school, equipping them to use the accompanying online materials.
Two Face-to-face training days: Initial workshops that prepare lead practitioners to lead development across the school
AND … Online programme: Learning Habits in a Nutshell for all staff, containing a good year’s worth of content.
Learning Review Level 1
An in-depth review of learning throughout the school, undertaken with a team of staff from the school. For schools at the beginning of their involvement in using learning power. The review offers valuable information on which to base their development.
Leading a Learning Powered School
One-day consultancy workshop for senior leaders as schools they begin their engagement in building students’ learning power. It explores the strategic implications of developing a learning powered school.
Leading a Learning Powered School
A consultancy workshop for senior leaders as schools they begin their engagement in building students’ learning power. It investigates the strategic implications of developing a learning powered school.
Consultancy and Coaching Visits
Bespoke consultancy and coaching to enhance and guide development.
Book list for leaders
The essential BLP books that every school leader should read, one copy of each.
Learning Habits: At a Glance cards
Timescale: Up to one year
Objectives: Twelve double-sided A3 cards, available as a digital download (pdf), to help teachers infuse the learning power habits into their teaching.
The Learning Quality Framework
Guides the long-term learning journey of a school that aspires to make world-class learning its prime educational goal. It captures the essence of what a learning school does to ensure that all its people – staff and students – become better learners.
BLP Activity Bank Key Stage 2–3 (Transition)
Bank of around 300 e-learning resources to engage transition or KS3 students with their learning power. The resources build foundations for deep learning. Ideal for BLP, Growth Mindset, PSHE, and to aid induction into KS3.
Building Learning Power 4 domains of learning; Posters
Colourful and student friendly poster set focusing on building emotional engagement, cognitive diversity, social adeptness and strategic awareness..
Your Learning Powered Mind Poster
A full-colour A2-sized poster showing the dispositions and capacities of a powerful learner. Use it as a public prompt for teachers and students in all classrooms